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The Challenge Of Human Rights: Past, Present and Future

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Edited by: David Keane, Yvonne McDermott

ISBN13: 9780857939005
Published: June 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £91.00

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‘This volume represents a genuine attempt to think beyond the realms of what exists, to reflect on ideas postulated in the past that could be of great salience in the future. It presents the reader with a key question; to what extent are the contemporary concepts of human rights and the systems that support them equipped to address the challenges of a changed world? By thinking through some of the ideas of the past, with a set of promising young scholars alongside more established names, readers will gain a sense of how human rights politics have shaped the current regime while also becoming attuned to the extent to which new directions and mechanisms can be forged in the future. Many of the individuals whose contributions are encompassed in this volume have strong links to the Irish Centre for Human Rights, at the National University of Ireland, Galway, an institution that has had a significant impact in its first decade of existence under the stewardship of Professor William A. Schabas. This volume celebrates the success of the institution by showcasing some of the talent it has generated, and is likely to be of avid interest to all who care about the future of human rights.’

– From the foreword by Joshua Castellino, Middlesex University, UK

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Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Preface - Joshua Castellino
Introduction - David Keane and Yvonne McDermott
1. The Right to a Social and International Order for the Realisation of Human Rights: Article 28 of the Universal Declaration and International Cooperation - Josh Curtis and Shane Darcy
2. Freedom from Fear and the Human Right to Peace - William A. Schabas
3. The Universality of War: Jus ad Bellum and the Right to Peace in non-International Armed Conflicts - Kjell Anderson
4. UNESCO and the Right to Peace - David Keane
5. The Right to Resist Reconsidered - Shannonbrooke Murphy
6. Forensic Science, International Criminal Law and the Duties toward Persons Killed in War - Eadaoin O’Brien
7. Forgotten Rights: Consequences of the Israeli Occupation of the Golan Heights - Ray Murphy
8. Forging a Convention for Crimes Against Humanity - Leila Nadya Sadat
9. Double Speak and Double Standards: Does the Jurisprudence on Retrial following Acquittal under International Criminal Law Spell the End of the Double Jeopardy Rule? - Yvonne McDermott
10. Third World Approaches to International Law and the Ghosts of Apartheid - John Reynolds
11. Exploitation Rebranded: How International Law Sold Slavery as Forced Labour - Nicholas McGeehan
12. Between the Wars - the Refugee Convention of 1933: A Contemporary Analysis - Peter Fitzmaurice
13. Drafter Decision Making in International Human Rights Treaties - Daragh Mc Greal
14. Free and Fair Elections for Some? The Potential for Voting Rights for Under-18s - Aoife Daly
15. Cultural Rights – A New Era - Majella Ni Chriochain
16. Intellectual Property: A Human (Not Corporate) Right - Megan M. Carpenter